What is Art*o*mat®?
What is Art*o*mat®? Created by Clark Whittington in 1997, Art*o*mat® machines are retired cigarette machines that have been converted to VEND ART! For only $5 you can collect paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, glass, mixed media and more -all the size of a pack of cigarettes. There are over 100 active machines in various locations throughout the country. Victoria Brown (that's me), and El Centro de Santa Fe are proud to host the first machine in New Mexico which debuted in February 2013. There are now machines in the Range Cafe in Bernalillo, the Standard Diner in Albuquerque, in the Meow Wolf Art Complex in Santa Fe, the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe, Caffe Greco on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, and the Range Cafe on Rio Grande in Albuquerque (that's 8 machines total in northern NM). @ARToMatNM on Facebook/Instagram
Monday, December 5, 2016
If you haven't finished getting those last minute gifts yet don't fret. You know it's the thought that counts. And everyone just wants to know they are loved. What says "you've been in my thoughts and I want to show you that I love you" more than art from Art*o*mat®? You're right. Nothing. The compact size and the just-right-price is perfect for stuffing all the stockings in your life. Plus, Art*o*mat® machines are in 6 easy-to-stop-in locations with great hours and great parking!
Let's all just enjoy the holidays, give the Wally World Marts a rest, and support artists and the amazing work they do! Thank you to all my Art*o*mat® friends and fans for making 2016 a great year. Cheers and best wishes for a fabulous 2017!